Just Penned!! – The core of the web


I’m stranded between the pages
SEOs behave like CEOs of content
I’m naive enough to search the Internet
Yet, it serves me a lot of data in nano secs

The deluge of records flip me flop
Take me for a toss hip from hop
For search engines take
A “term” not a “thought”

From dictionaries to missionaries
Everything’s on the Internet
That I now believe to search for God
Yes, God on the Internet

Reaching the core of the web
I now think I’m connected
But, Actually I’m spun around
With cooked up information

After learning for years
Life demands to unlearn
Midst the process of unlearning
Career demands to relearn

I now stand stranded
Between the changing standards
I now wonder, why I obeyed
All the voicesless blaggards

Postulates proposed wear out in time
Theories proved become obsolete
Research findings always change
Generations pass half-baked

Why the hell should I be informed
With so many fake reams of data
I feel I’m invested upon with data
And ruthlessly harvested of blood

I wonder, have I a brain to think!
I should search it out on the Internet

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – Answering the Gadget’s Call

Time spent with smartphones, tablets, and computers can impact your ability to get healthy sleep. Turn off handheld devices and televisions at least two hours before bedtime. Try to avoid lying in bed and scrolling through social media and email before bedtime too. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter)

Lured by the discounts,
I bought a smart gadget
The gadget was smart
But I thought I was!

The AI Asisstant was another hook
Politely, it made me feed it all about me
It was the last night, I remember I was sane

The gadget served me notifications
And I was pleased, as it reminded me
Forgetful of the fact, my mind was absent
I just looked at my device with all pride

The alarm was strict, and repeated daily
The location setting hinted my office time
My vacation habits, poured in lot of ads
Even my toilet’s tissue was known to the device

The device demanded my company
It kept me connected online
But, I was disconnected from myself
And was answering the gadget’s call

By the day, the device took my memory
By the day, it proved me a numbskull
On the mirror, I only saw a poor foolish being
I doubted my IQ and my personal being

The self-righteous device dictated me
The erroneous notifications frightened me
It was like a typical boss
That made me feel dumb

I lost sleep to answer the device
I lost weight obeying the device
I lost sense of freedom at last
Without the device, I felt vulnerable

Without making a backup
I just flung it on the floor
To save my mettle
To swim out of the boiling kettle

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – Voices are many

Voices are many
What it takes is
A heart to listen

When heart sinks into void
When vanity sings a lullaby
It seldom listens to itself
Yet stays afloat in the scum

Scum of pride makes heart numb
Numbness keeps it deaf and dumb
Scum of lustful blood
Gyrates through the heart dumb

When truth speaks within
And heart’s still dumb
It takes a heart to listen
To get truth summed

Void and vanity toy the heart
Clueless heart enjoys the toss
The voice keeps dunning out
The numb heart never heeds a beat

Naive, novice heart’s glee
Saves it not, nor let it flee
Nibbling all that’s illusionary
Numb heart feels like a luminary

Voice of truth falls into void
Knowing the numb heart
Scum blood gushes, vanity shrills
Truth giggles and spills into silence

Voices are many
What it takes is
A heart to listen

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – There is the call

There is a call
I know what it has to say
There is a call
I never want to let it say

There is a call
I evade it every time
There is a call
I give excuses to

There is a call
To take me to tranquil and peace
There is a call
To unchain my burden and ease

There is a call
I heed not to it
There is a call
I choose to hide from it

There is a call
To set me free from me
There is a call
Towards the light and its glee

This is the call
I feared I might respond to
There is the call
I’ll take it and never turn up

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet

Just Penned!! – I want to go

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
Where knives smile at me
But don’t stab my back
Where thorns prick my heel
But don’t snatch my path

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
Where love is not any sickness
Where hatred is not all known
Where faces have only smiles
Where roads have only happy miles

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
To see what am I truly
To get away from the wicked, unruly
To pay all my love duly
To take a turn to me newly

I want to go
Somewhere I haven’t been
To take abode in me
To make a heaven of me
To bake me a glowing sunshine
To keep it all as mine and mine

I want to go
Somewhere… somewhere.. somewhere
Where I could heal my soul
Where I could seal my soul
Where I could steal my soul
Out from all the hurt and people cold

Mashook Rahman
Photo Courtesy: Internet